what does FEES stand for?
fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
what is the white out period?
In a FEES study, the actual swallow is not viewed due to the pharynx closing around the endoscopic tube and blocking the image
Only see right before and right after swallow
some pros of FEES
flexible w/ regards to positioning
time/length of exam
ST only (no radiology)
no radiation exposure
some cons of FEES
aspiration during swallow can only be inferred (white out period)
need special equipment
increased training due to invasiveness of procedure
A: vocal cords
B: false vocal cords
D: base of tongue
F: aryepiglottic folds
G: lateral channels
H: pyriform sinuses
I: posterior pharyngeal wall
Right picture: laryngeal vestibule
what does VFSE stand for?
videofluroscopic swallowing eval
what does MBS stand for?
modified barium swallow
what phase always requires further imaging?
when considering where to stand for an MBS, remember what 3 radiation safety guidelines?
time (as far as radiation safety guidelines) is measured in what?
in a VFSE/MBS, if barium is aspirated, how long does it take to clear?
what is the name of the standardized protocol for a VFSE/MBS?
modified barium swallow impairment profile
name textures/consistencies in order of thinnest to thickest